June 26, 2010

HULLABALOO: YARDBIRDS

Pop music and new dance steps were big business in the early-mid 1960s. To compete with ABC's Shindig!, NBC launched Hullabaloo (1965-1966). Hullabaloo featured performances by major artists and, important to our current theme, lots of Go Go dancing action! Spy Vibers got a sneak peek at the show's set yesterday with the Miracles' Going to A Go Go. The Yardbirds provide the music today with I'm a Man. Though the band included Jeff Beck on guitar, they didn't quite have the moxie that Muddy Waters or Bo Diddley had for the tune. But... the dancers! In addition to the caged Go Go's, the stage fills up with people dressed in fab, mid-60s Mod stripes. Shake it up baby, now!


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